April 10, 2017. No comments.
‘April is my Friend’ is the first song on the album that I wrote on the harp. Just harp and voice. I was lucky enough to record it with the former Senior Engineer of Real World Studios, Marco Migliani. Just being in that hive of creativity and place of natural beauty is enough to inspire and uplift. On one particular day, I was messing around on the harp in the lovely Lydian mode. For all you music theory types, Lydian is like a major scale but with a raised 4th. To me it sounds airy, uplifting, and ungrounded... just floating around in the ethers. It’s a bit heady. I wanted to write a song in that mode. Back in my student days I learned about the modes, and having been immersed in the folk scene for many years I am pretty familiar with them. The aeolian, dorian and mixolydian modes [read on]